Monthly Archives: February 2009

Naomi Klein Wins Award for “The Shock Doctrine” 0

[flv][/flv] The video above is an illustration of the central argument contained in Naomi Klein‘s book, “The Shock Doctrine“, in which she asserts that governments exploit the state of shock suffered by populations after traumatic disasters, to force through measures that would be unpalatable or strongly resisted in calmer times. Now, eighteen months after publication, […]

The Diagram Prize 0

Every year, The Bookseller magazine organises a search for odd published book titles. This year, the strangest contender so far is “Baboon Metaphysics”, by Dorothy L Cheney & Robert M Seyfarth… (Read on) >>

Mystery Hawaiian Project 4

Can any of you please help to identify this Disney Hawaiian project from the mid 90’s? The image is taken from some pre-production colour sketches by Bill Perkins. See if you can get an answer into the comment box below before Bill Perkins gets back to me…. _____________________________________________________________

Taking Liberties at The British Library 2

Test your attitudes and knowledge about liberty, privacy and rights using this interactive test on the British Library’s website. The accompanying exhibition continues until the 1st of March. Only 9 days left! Use it as an informative warm up for the Convention on Modern Liberty taking place on the 28th of February. (Via Jeremy Barr) […]

Art & Design in The British Film #23 Fred Pusey 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Fred Pusey (1909 – 1983) Pusey went over to Brazil and up the River Amazon to collect data for a film entitled ‘End of the River’; then turned to […]

200,000 Paintings Parade For Your Pleasure 4

You probably know all about The Government Art Collection (GAC), that contains some 13,000 paintings and other works of art. The majority of these British based artworks have been paid for by taxpayers. Others have been added to the collection by gift or by bequest. There’s no point in clicking this image to enlarge it. […]

The Convention On Modern Liberty 0

Dissatisfaction with the slow and steady erosion of civil liberty by the increasingly intrusive UK government has reached a point where people are now coming together to say: “Enough”.